GE Gas Turbine Powers German Navy Frigate
GE Marine reports that the German Navy’s Baden-Württemberg(F125-class) frigatewas christened in December 2013, powered by a GE LM2500 gas turbine-based propulsion system.
The christening ceremony was held at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in Hamburg, Germany. According Dr. Hans Christoph Atzpodien, CEO of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH, "The F125 is a completely new type of frigate with numerous technological innovations which will secure a solid basic workload for the shipyards involved in the coming years and help the German naval shipbuilding industry maintain and expand its leading position in key technologies."
MTU Friedrichshafen, a GE Marine System Supplier, provided the ship’s propulsion module, which includes one LM2500 gas turbine, two electric motors and four diesel generator-sets in a combined diesel-electric and gas turbine (CODLAG) propulsion arrangement.
Through MTU, GE will provide LM2500 gas turbines for four new CODLAG-configured F125 frigates, which will replace the German Navy's eight Bremen-class F122 frigates. GE LM2500s also power the German Navy’s Bremen-, Brandenburg- (F123) and Sachsen-class (F124) frigates.
The LM2500 gas turbines are manufactured at GE’s Evendale, Ohio, facility; propulsion system modules are manufactured at MTU’s Friedrichshafen, Germany, facility.